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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29779

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Greetings from Ottawa, where summer is rapidly winding down and we are desperately trying to squeeze in the last vestiges of beach time before the crisp autumn days arrive.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29767

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying a brief respite from a record-breaking string of 30+ C temperatures.

Campbell has given us a gentler workout than usual today.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29755

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we have enjoyed a couple of clear sunny days in the mid-20s C following a sweltering spell of days with temperatures in the very high 20s.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29743

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Greetings from Ottawa, where a cold, damp week is about to give way to a spell of hot, sunny weather that may last through August. A blessing for those of us who thrive on hot weather.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29731

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather has been variable but, fortunately, most weekends have enjoyed rather good weather. On Friday, Ontario entered Stage 3 of its Reopening Plan with COVID-19 restrictions greatly relaxed but not entirely lifted.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29719

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we have just marked a subdued and sombre Canada Day. While our remarkable progress on vaccinations and the easing of health restrictions would otherwise have been a cause for celebration, the continuing almost weekly revelations of atrocities committed against our indigenous peoples by past governments and the Church (primarily, but not entirely, the Catholic Church) put a damper on festivities.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29707

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather has been hot and dry for the most part. However, it seems that we may make up for the lack of rain in the coming week.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29695

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Greetings from Ottawa, where it feels more like mid-July than early June. It is hard to believe that scarcely more than a week ago gardeners lost plants to frost.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29683

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Greetings from Ottawa where, following an early taste of July temperatures, the weather has returned to a more normal state. Today (Monday) is the Victoria Day holiday in Canada but I am actually composing this review Sunday evening to the sound of fireworks outside my window.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29671

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the lockdown is scheduled to end in a week and a half but every indication is that it will be further extended. Recently we have had a lot of cloudy weather and rain.… Continue reading